fundamental economic problem facing all societies resulting from a combination of scarce resources and people’s virtually unlimited wants
increased, made worse
state in which a society produces barely enough to support itself
natural resource that can be replenished for future use
power or energy generated by moving water
energy made from wood, peat, municipal solid waste, straw, corn, tires, landfill gasses, fish oils, and other waste
mixture of 90 percent unleaded gasoline and 10 percent grain alcohol
energy harnessed from the sun
resources that cannot be replenished once they are used
substantial oversupply of a product
contamination of air, water, or soil by the discharge of a poisonous or noxious substance
pollution in the form of rainwater mixed with sulfur dioxide to form a mild form of sulfuric acid
federal permit allowing a public utility to release pollutants into the air; a form of pollution control
movement toward a more integrated and interdependent world economy
corporations producing and selling without regard to national boundaries and whose business activities are located in several different countries
hiring outside firms to perform non-core operations to lower operating costs
plan or method
group of countries that have agreed to reduce or remove trade barriers among themselves, but lack a common tariff barrier for nonmembers
established in 1993 by the Maastricht Treaty, its 28 member countries make it the largest single unified market in the world in terms of population and output
single currency of the European Union
group of ten Southeast Asian nations working to promote regional cooperation, economic growth, and trade
group of sellers or producers acting together to raise prices by restricting availability of a product
circumstances surrounding a situation or event
comparative relationship between things in terms of size, quantity, etc.
Crossword puzzles have been published in newspapers and other publications since 1873. They consist of a grid of squares where the player aims to write words both horizontally and vertically.
Next to the crossword will be a series of questions or clues, which relate to the various rows or lines of boxes in the crossword. The player reads the question or clue, and tries to find a word that answers the question in the same amount of letters as there are boxes in the related crossword row or line.
Some of the words will share letters, so will need to match up with each other. The words can vary in length and complexity, as can the clues.
The fantastic thing about crosswords is, they are completely flexible for whatever age or reading level you need. You can use many words to create a complex crossword for adults, or just a couple of words for younger children.
Crosswords can use any word you like, big or small, so there are literally countless combinations that you can create for templates. It is easy to customise the template to the age or learning level of your students.
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For a quick and easy pre-made template, simply search through WordMint’s existing 500,000+ templates. With so many to choose from, you’re bound to find the right one for you!
Once you’ve picked a theme, choose clues that match your students current difficulty level. For younger children, this may be as simple as a question of “What color is the sky?” with an answer of “blue”.
Crosswords are a great exercise for students' problem solving and cognitive abilities. Not only do they need to solve a clue and think of the correct answer, but they also have to consider all of the other words in the crossword to make sure the words fit together.
If this is your first time using a crossword with your students, you could create a crossword FAQ template for them to give them the basic instructions.
Crosswords are a fantastic resource for students learning a foreign language as they test their reading, comprehension and writing all at the same time. When learning a new language, this type of test using multiple different skills is great to solidify students' learning.
We have full support for crossword templates in languages such as Spanish, French and Japanese with diacritics including over 100,000 images, so you can create an entire crossword in your target language including all of the titles, and clues.